Longtime partners Kobe Bryant and Panini America are celebrating the career of The Black Mamba with an epic tribute trading card set. Dubbed the HeroVillain set, this box will feature three packs of cards that highlight the dichotomy of Kobe’s relationship with the fans that adore him or revile him. One pack will be a career retrospective that goes through the entire 20-year history of the Black Mamba in the NBA and another other pack will have him talking about those moments and others in his own words. The third pack will have special parallel versions with symbols that are intimately tied to Kobe’s career.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a Panini and Kobe joint if there weren’t autographs. Randomly inserted in these box sets will be rare signed versions of the entire set. You might want to buy more than one box set is what Panini is getting at if you want to chase those signatures.

The Kobe HeroVillain box set is available now for $50 at the Panini America store.

Source: Panini America Blog

Sneakers In 4K: An Early Look At The Air Jordan 10 NYC